The bug allows a guest operating system (that’s the OS running inside the virtual machine) to execute code on the host operating system (the OS running the actual virtualization program). Kostya created a short video that shows just how this works. In the video, a Windows XP guest operating system launches the Calculator application in Vista, the host operating system.
The fix is simple… VMWare has already done the patch. Just go to http://www.vmware.com/mac and upgrade to version 2.0.4.
(Via Macworld UK)
Android 1.5 is just around the corner. It introduces APIs for features such as soft keyboards, home screen widgets, live folders, and speech recognition. While none of this will be available on the T-Mobile G1 (until T-Mobile does an official release – IF they do) it’s worth getting ready for.
Android Developers Blog: Getting ready for Android 1.5
Android Developers Blog: UI framework changes in Android 1.5
Here’s a great writeup on making screen orientation changes faster. I figured out a bit of this myself with when I wrote ConvertDroid, but there are some great tips in here to avoid memory leaks. Worth a read.
Android Developers Blog: Faster screen orientation change
Huawei confirm T-Mobile G3 for Euro Q3 launch: “
Huawei have confirmed that they will be supplying T-Mobile with their Android-based smartphone, which will launch in Q3 2009 as the T-Mobile G3. An Huawei spokesperson has told reporters that ‘I can confirm that Huawei will be releasing the third Google phone on T-Mobile this year’, with the handset in question presumably the full-touchscreen device the manufacturer showed at Mobile World Congress in February 2009.
The handset is expected to have a 5-megapixel camera, headphone jack and integrated WiFi. Huawei’s demo unit was a non-functional model, and the company refused to remove it from the glass casing during the show.
According to the reports, T-Mobile are angling the Huawei device as a low-cost handset, although specific pricing has not been confirmed. It will launch in the UK sometime after July 2009, trailing the HTC Magic which sees its European Vodafone launch in May.
(Via Android Community.)
I get asked this question.. a lot.
David, any tips on how I can learn Java quickly?